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Paul Ranjard

SPC clarifies requirements for citing prior use defence in trademark infringement cases

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

A recent Supreme People's Court (SPC) decision clarified the requirements to cite the prior use defence under Article 59.3 of the Trademark Law.

Lucy Lewis

Significant new guidance on harassment from EHRC

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published substantial new guidance on sexual harassment and harassment at work, setting out detailed recommendations that employers should consider following to prevent and deal with such behaviour.

Brenda A Rogel Salgado

Initial approach to General Circular Economy Law initiative

Environment & Climate Change - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

In October 2019 the General Circular Economy Law initiative was presented to the Senate for discussion and approval.

Caroline von Nussbaum

Regulation of medical marijuana

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Germany
Simmons & Simmons LLP

Cannabis-containing finished medicinal products have been available on prescription in Germany for some time.

Charles Allen

Top court confirms basis for indemnity costs

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

The Court of Final Appeal recently reaffirmed the principles applicable when the courts consider making an enhanced award of costs in favour of the successful party (ie, 'indemnity costs').

Kaan Demir

Common pitfalls in M&A deals and how to avoid them

Corporate Finance/M&A - Turkey
Kayum & Demir

This article examines some of the key considerations for buyers and sellers when entering into an M&A transaction and how best to navigate deal-related risks.

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, European Union, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA